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Fauci says U.S. must "redouble" efforts to beat COVID-19

Posted at 10:38 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 12:38:00-04

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, told "CBS This Morning" on Thursday that the next few weeks will be critical in bringing the U.S. coronavirus epidemic under control, and he warned the only way to do so was for all Americans to "redouble our efforts" at social distancing and other precautions.

He said if that happens, the U.S. death toll could be kept under initial predictions of at least 100,000.

Fauci, a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, and other medical experts have credited Americans as well as state and local leaders for taking the measures needed to start tamping down the pace of the disease's spread across the country.